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Crime log for this week

• Beaverton police arrested a door-to-door salesman Monday afternoon after he reportedly stole a cellphone , prescription medications and change from an apartment in the 500 block of Southwest Valeria View Drive. Jeffery Feldes, a 41-year-old transient, was lodged in the Washington County Jail on second-degree theft, first-degree burglary and third-degree burglary charges. A 62-year-old tenant told police that she and her 37-year-old daughter allowed the suspect into their apartment when he came to the door. The suspect was reportedly selling magazine subscriptions as part of a program to turn his life around. The tenant told police that he had a good story and seemed believable, so she agreed to give him $10 for part of a subscription. The women briefly went to a back room to get money, leaving the suspect in the living room. When they returned, they noticed a change jar and pills had been moved and a cellphone missing. The tenant confronted the man about the missing items and reached into his jacket pocket to take back the money. She spotted pills inside the pocket. The women tried to detain the man to get their items back when he pushed past them and fled the apartment. The women called police and described the appearance of the suspect. Police tracked him down at Southwest Barnes Road near Cedar Hills Boulevard, where they recovered the stolen phone, 15 pills and $5.25 in change.

• Gang graffiti and a derogatory statement were discovered Monday morning on a large retaining wall at Schiffler Park in the 5000 block of Southwest Erickson Avenue. The graffiti stretched across 25 feet and was about 10 feet high and caused about $250 worth of damage to the wall.

• Sometime between Saturday and Monday, a thief busted into 11 coin boxes attached to washing machines and dryers inside four laundry rooms of the Farmington Apartments in the 13000 block of Southwest Farmington Road. The complex does not know how much money was stolen from the machines, but it will cost about $550 to replace the coin boxes.

• A burglar smashed a $500 window leading into the laundry room of a house early Sunday morning in the 11000 block of Southwest Tanager Terrace and climbed through the opening. The burglar then stole a $160 Xbox, two laptop computers valued at $1,600, an $800 ring, $800 pair of earrings and a second pair of earrings valued at $1,000. The burglar also left a trail of muddy footprints throughout the home and tampered with the power box on the side of the home.

• A woman was startled awake just before 4 a.m. Saturday by a man trying to break into her apartment in the 5000 block of Southwest Erickson Avenue. The burglar damaged a sliding door as he attempted to enter the apartment. The noise woke the woman, who was asleep on the couch. She opened the blinds to find a strange man wedging himself between two doors. The woman pushed the slider closed, pinching the man's fingers in the door. She then grabbed a nearby plastic cup and struck his fingers repeatedly until he pulled them out and fled the scene. The woman screamed for help, alerting her neighbors, who called police.

• Two Beaverton boys were reportedly caught shoplifting Friday afternoon from the Sports Authority in the 3000 block of Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard. Police cited a 12-year-old and 13-year-old with third-degree theft before releasing them to their parents. A loss prevention officer told police she watched each of the boys conceal an Airsoft pistol in their waistbands and exit the store without paying for the items. She stopped the boys outside and escorted them to her office to wait for police to arrive.

• A thief smashed a window of an Audi QTO parked Friday night at the Stockpot Restaurant in the 8000 block of Southwest Scholls Ferry Road and stole a $100 black purse containing a $50 wallet, Social Security card and $20 worth of personal items.

• Police cited and released a 23-year-old Beaverton woman for shoplifting Friday after she reportedly placed $12.45 worth of merchandise in her child's stroller, paid for other items and left the store without attempting to pay for the concealed bottle brush with a sponge, baby bottle and bottle of baby shampoo. Police charged the woman with third-degree theft.

• Blue gang graffiti was discovered Friday morning on a sign and utility box in front of the Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic in the 12000 block of Southwest Allen Boulevard. It will cost about $100 to clean up the graffiti.

• A vandal shattered a $100 back window of a home Friday morning in the 13000 block of Southwest Sixth Street.

• A burglar entered the Hand and Stone Spa on Feb. 16 in the 3000 block of Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard and stole four packs of electric candles valued at $100, $500 worth of Clarity brand spa products, 10 bottles of scented oils, two pictures from the wall, $23 from the cash till and $40 from a deposit bag..

• Graffiti was discovered Feb. 16 on the northwest corner of the WinCo Foods building in the 3000 block of Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard. A vandal used blue spray paint to tag the word 'saint' above a picture of a person. The vandal also used black spray paint to write 'Lets Make $' on the wall.

• A thief snatched a $150 iPhone 3G from an unlocked Toyota truck parked Feb. 15 at the Home Depot in the 4000 block of Southwest 110th Avenue.

• A vandal used red and white spray paint to tag a $100 wood barrier with graffiti Feb. 15 in the 4000 block of Southwest 99th Avenue.

• A 40-year-old Beaverton man crashed his Dodge Ram into the front of the Oregon Dry Cleaner business at 4735 S.W. Murray Blvd. Antonio Ortega-Orozco told police he was traveling north on Murray at 11:45 a.m. when his truck's brakes failed. In order to avoid crashing into vehicles in front of him, he reportedly veered into the business' parking lot and crashed into its front door. The owners of the business were inside when the crash occurred and felt the impact, but did not see it happen. No one was injured. A damage estimate was not available.

• The driver of a white Chevrolet van drove off without paying for $25 worth of gas Feb. 14 from the Safeway gas station in the 14000 block of Southwest Teal Boulevard.

• A thief stole an $800 utility trailer Feb. 14 from the Northwest Wood Floors parking lot in the 7000 block of Southwest Nimbus Avenue.

• A vandal splashed paint on a wall and porch of a home either Feb. 11 or 12 in the 200 block of Northwest Silverado Drive. It cost about $100 to repair the damage.



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